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Prosser School Board meeting regarding staff Facebook posts

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PROSSER, WA - Opinions were heard at a school board meeting in Prosser last night in reaction to Facebook posts that were made recently by two Prosser School District staffers. Reporter Rex Carlin was at the meeting and learned more.

The message from every single member of the public comment portion of last night's meeting was loud and clear: no matter what your stance is on immigration, the people affected here are children.

"These kids didn't ask to be brought here," said Aimee Hultberg-Espinoza, Paraprofessional with Prosser SD. "They didn't ask to be put in this situation. They just want to learn."

"For the undocumented students, there is an extra layer of anxiety and displacement in our school and our town, an insecure future," said Prosser High School History teacher Brett Dillahunt. "Families often half-citizen, half-not. Sometimes children native-born, but parents undocumented. An experience of always waiting for the other shoe to drop, or hardship to descend, and families to be separated."

"It creates a scenario where these employees who are in a position of authority over these students create an environment where these students may not necessarily feel safe in," said Maricella Sanchez.